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Italy — 2010 seen as the year of the return of temporary employment

24 February 2010

Temporary employment, which under the Prodi government was regarded by both unions and the government as a negative symbol in an ideological battle against excessive liberalisation of the labour market, could make a return this year, Corriere della Sera reports. The government has abolished a s...


Europe — Francisco Aranda is new Vice-President of Eurociett

24 February 2010

The European Confederation of Private Employment Agencies (Eurociett) has named the current President of the Spanish Association of Large Temporary Employment Agencies (Agett) as Vice-President of Eurociett in order to push temporary employment reforms in Spain. The new Vice-President, Francisc...


Germany — Minister attacks university hospital over in-house temporary employment agency

24 February 2010

The Minister for Employment of Germany's most populated federal state North Rhine-Westphalia, Karl-Josef Laumann, has attacked university hospital Essen over the use of an in-house temporary staffing agency where temporary employees are paid less than permanent staff at the hospital, WAZ reports...


Norway — Unemployment reaches 3.3% in December 2009

24 February 2010

  According to the latest Labour Force Survey published today by Statistics Norway (SSB) the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Norway was 3.3% in December 2009, up by 0.1 percentage points (3,000 persons) compared to September 2009. After a period of decline, the employment level increas...


Norway — Unemployment reaches 3.3% in December 2009

24 February 2010

According to the latest Labour Force Survey published today by Statistics Norway (SSB) the seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in Norway was 3.3% in December 2009, up by 0.1 percentage points (3,000 persons) compared to September 2009. After a period of decline, the employment level increased...


Germany — Minister attacks university hospital over in-house temporary employment agency

24 February 2010

  The Minister for Employment of Germany's most populated federal state North Rhine-Westphalia, Karl-Josef Laumann, has attacked university hospital Essen over the use of an in-house temporary staffing agency where temporary employees are paid less than permanent staff at the hospital, WAZ repor...


Europe — Heidrick & Struggles Q4 revenues in Europe fall by a third

24 February 2010

  Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (HSII:NSQ), the US-quoted provider of executive search and leadership consulting services, has reported results for Q4 2009. Consolidated net revenues declined by -18.6% from $134.9 in Q4 2008 to $109.9 in Q4 2009. In constant currency the decline was -...


Europe — Heidrick & Struggles Q4 revenues in Europe fall by a third

24 February 2010

Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (HSII:NSQ), the US-quoted provider of executive search and leadership consulting services, has reported results for Q4 2009. Consolidated net revenues declined by -18.6% from $134.9 in Q4 2008 to $109.9 in Q4 2009. In constant currency the decline was -23...


Spain — Temporary employment agencies facilitate 12% of newly signed contracts

23 February 2010

  According to new analysis carried out by the Association of Large Temporary Employment agencies (Agett) based on official government statistics, only 2.7% of the employment contracts signed in 2009 were actively facilitated by the Spanish government's job centres (SEPE, previously called INEM)...


Sweden — Unemployment reaches 8.3%

23 February 2010

According to the latest data published by Statistics Sweden, the population aged 15 to 74 in the fourth quarter amounted to 6,987,000 persons, an increase of 77,000 compared to last year. The population is divided into persons in work and persons out of work. The group of persons in work amounted...